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Thursday 20 August 2.00pm - 2.30pm

The Corona Collection: A Conversation - poems by Cheryl Moskowitz

Enfield Library Green, Church Street, Enfield EN2 6AX

Enfield poet Cheryl Moskowitz reads from her new work as part of #EnjoyEnfieldSummer.

In March 2020, poet Cheryl Moskowitz carried out a series of socially distanced doorstep interviews with children in her London neighbourhood. She wanted to know: How are they coping? What are their hopes for the world post Covid-19?

The conversations were so revealing that Cheryl expanded her search. She went into schools and spoke to the staff and children there. She also contacted parents. The result is The Corona Collection – A Conversation, an inventively illustrated book of poetry written to reflect the many perspectives of the children, parents and school staff Cheryl spoke to.

Resources for you

Whether you’re an educator or a parent, you can use the poems in The Corona Collection – A Conversation with your children to stimulate discussion and inspire new writing with the help of the resources on this website. View The Corona Collection – A Conversation in full, access teaching materials and keep up-to-date with the latest news.

About the author

Cheryl Moskowitz is a performance poet, previously an actor and playwright, who regularly visits schools, performing her work and giving workshops. She is one of the UK’s pre-eminent children’s writing practitioners at work today, forging new and dynamic ways of engaging children in storytelling and literature, and involving teachers to ensure a lasting legacy in the hundreds of schools she has visited. Her unique three-and-a-half-year tenure as poet in residence at Highfield Primary School in Enfield broke new ground in her deep involvement and influence in all areas of the school community, and her children’s poetry collection Can It Be About Me? which drew on observations of life in a primary school, is on its third reprint.

She also co-founded the organisation Lapidus International (Writing for Well-being) and taught on the Creative Writing and Personal Development MA at Sussex University from 1996-2010. Other publications include her poetry collection The Girl is Smiling (Circle Time Press) and novel, Wyoming Trail (Granta). She lives in Enfield, north London

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